Introduction to Sonoran Desert Birds: Sabino Canyon with Karen Howe ⋆ Tucson Audubon Skip to content
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Greater Roadrunner by Dan Weisz

Introduction to Sonoran Desert Birds: Sabino Canyon with Karen Howe

Trip Moderate: Walk 2 – 3 miles primarily on dirt paths that are uneven in places.

Limited to 10 participants. Binoculars will be provided for those who request them.

This trip is intended for people new to birding or for birders from other regions who want to learn some of the common birds in the Sonoran Desert. We’ll practice identifying birds by shape, sound, color, and behavior and will discuss the connections between the birds and the Sonoran Desert Upland habitat in the canyon.

Sabino Canyon requires a National Recreation area parking fee of $8 per car or an Interagency Recreation Pass. Bring a sunhat, drinking water and wear sensible walking shoes. Meet at the Sabino Canyon Overflow Parking lot to explore a less busy section of the canyon. The overflow parking area is accessed by taking Sabino Canyon Road about ¼ mile past the main entrance. Take a right and follow the road to the parking area at the end.

Leader: Karen Howe (

Registration for this trip is free. Register here beginning on Mar 11, 7 AM.


Header Image: Greater Roadrunner by Dan Weisz

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7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Features



Overflow Parking Lot

Sabino Canyon


Karen Howe

Volunteer Field Trip Leader